The table below looks at the statistics for VB skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VB over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Visual Basic (VB)
Rank 101 96 80
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -16
Contract jobs citing VB 7 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.42% 0.81% 0.76%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.07% 2.21% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 9
Median daily rate £300 £358 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.08% +30.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +52.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £30.00 £31.40
% change year-on-year
+45.83% -4.45%
VB
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
657 725 566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 39.75% 36.69% 39.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 444 406
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 29 8
Median hourly rate £33.47 £29.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.39% +38.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.70 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +6.29%

VB
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing VB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Programming Languages category.

VB Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

VB
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VB across the Manchester region.

VB Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

VB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for VB.

1 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) T-SQL
2 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (61.11%) SOAP
2 11 (61.11%) Web Services
3 10 (55.56%) C#
3 10 (55.56%) VB6
3 10 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (50.00%) XML
5 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 8 (44.44%) WinForms
5 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
5 8 (44.44%) Entity Framework
6 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
7 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
9 4 (22.22%) NUnit
9 4 (22.22%) SAML
9 4 (22.22%) Windows
9 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) Moq
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (16.67%) Microservices
10 3 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (16.67%) JSON
10 3 (16.67%) Lua
10 3 (16.67%) LDAP
10 3 (16.67%) MS Excel

VB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) HTTP
1 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
1 3 (16.67%) LDAP
2 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) SQL Server
2 10 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.56%) MS Access
5 1 (5.56%) Power BI
5 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (22.22%) Moq
2 4 (22.22%) NUnit
3 3 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 3 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (11.11%) JIRA
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium
4 2 (11.11%) WiX
5 1 (5.56%) MorphX
General
1 2 (11.11%) Billing
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (88.89%) Developer
2 9 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (44.44%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (44.44%) C# Developer
4 5 (27.78%) SQL Developer
5 4 (22.22%) Digital Developer
6 3 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 3 (16.67%) T-SQL Developer
7 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Billing Developer
7 2 (11.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (11.11%) Portal Developer
7 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX Developer
8 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Selenium Tester
8 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (5.56%) SSAS Developer
8 1 (5.56%) SSRS Developer
8 1 (5.56%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) .NET
2 11 (61.11%) SOAP
2 11 (61.11%) Web Services
3 9 (50.00%) XML
4 8 (44.44%) .NET Framework
4 8 (44.44%) ASP.NET
4 8 (44.44%) Entity Framework
4 8 (44.44%) WinForms
5 4 (22.22%) SAML
6 3 (16.67%) JSON
7 2 (11.11%) WCF
8 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
8 1 (5.56%) HTML
8 1 (5.56%) J2EE
8 1 (5.56%) Node.js
8 1 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Unit Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (16.67%) Extreme Programming
2 3 (16.67%) Microservices
3 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
3 2 (11.11%) TDD
3 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.11%) UML
3 2 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (5.56%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (5.56%) Modular Programming
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) Robotic Process Automation
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) T-SQL
2 10 (55.56%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) VB6
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Lua
4 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (11.11%) C
5 2 (11.11%) C++
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby
6 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 1 (5.56%) Java
6 1 (5.56%) Perl
6 1 (5.56%) Python
6 1 (5.56%) VBA
6 1 (5.56%) VBScript
6 1 (5.56%) VC++
6 1 (5.56%) X++
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.56%) MCP
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Blue Prism
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) NetSuite